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Table 11 Measurements [in μm] of selected morphological structures of the eggs of Macrobiotus ripperi sp. nov. from Poland (PL.015) mounted in Hoyer’s medium (N–number of eggs/structures measured, RANGE refers to the smallest and the largest structure among all measured specimens; SD–standard deviation)

From: Integrative taxonomy resolves species identities within the Macrobiotus pallarii complex (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae)

CHARACTER N RANGE MEAN SD
Egg bare diameter 30 70.7 – 82.1 76.6 3.0
Egg full diameter 30 89.2 – 108.8 99.4 4.4
Process height 90 8.8 – 16.7 13.2 1.7
Process base width 90 12.1 – 18.8 15.3 1.5
Process base/height ratio 90 83% – 177% 118% 18%
Interprocess distance 90 3.6 – 9.0 5.6 1.2
Number of processes on the egg circumference 28 11 – 13 11.9 0.7